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Vavasour | Marlborough

Winemaker - Stu Marfell
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The Vavasour family traces their ancestry back to the Norman invasion of England. One Vavasour ancestor is thought to have been a 'taster' for William the Conqueror. The rooster on their label is from the family crest and the emblem on the rooster is an indication of the family's lineage.

The Vavasours arrived in New Zealand and established themselves in the Awatere Valley in 1890. Nearly a century later in 1985, Peter Vavasour identified the Awatere Valley as the new frontier for New Zealand wine growing and planted the first grapes there. Vavasour's first vintage was 1989; within three years they were garnering high accolades and had officially put Awatere Valley on the map of great wine making regions.

The Awatere Valley is a sub-appellation within Marlborough. It has deep Greywacke soils compacted over millions of years by ancient glaciers. Huge boulders, carried down the Awatere River, are strewn across the valley floor. The vineyards are partially protected from the prevailing north-westerly winds by a broad range of mountain peaks. Awatere valley wines are particularly prized for their intense aromatics, ripe flavors, dynamic textures and concentration.


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Vavasour Anna's Single Vineyard Chardonnay 750ml 2016 (PDF 544 KB) (PDF 268 KB) (JPEG 430 KB)
Vavasour Chardonnay 750ml 2017 (PDF 232 KB) (JPEG 50 KB)
Vavasour Claudia's Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 750ml 2013 (PDF 4 MB) (PDF 34 KB) (JPEG 372 KB)
Vavasour Felix's Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 750ml 2016 (PDF 589 KB) (PDF 271 KB) (JPEG 399 KB)
Vavasour Pinot Gris 750ml 2017 (PDF 394 KB) (PDF 259 KB) (JPEG 54 KB)
Vavasour Pinot Noir 750ml 2017 (JPEG 48 KB)
Vavasour Riesling 750ml 2017 (PDF 232 KB) (JPEG 46 KB)
Vavasour Rose 750ml 2017 (PDF 391 KB) (PDF 266 KB) (JPEG 53 KB)
Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 750ml 2017 (PDF 393 KB) (PDF 272 KB) (JPEG 637 KB)